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IRACDA Program Overview

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The Tufts IRACDA program is a four year program. A typical course of training is diagrammed below and includes research, career development and teaching activities. The schedule is flexible according to the goals of each trainee. For example, it is possible for a trainee to complete the teaching assignment in the second or third year.

Specific events for the current academic year can be found on the GSBS calendar.

 Year One - Entry into Tufts IRACDA
 Research  Teaching Workshops
Research begins Orientation to partner schools RCR training
Establish & meet mentoring team Seminars & workshops on pedagogy Research seminars & Journal clubs
Human subjects & animal training Mentor an undergrad or PREP trainee IRACDA Conference
Attend national research meeting Attend Graduate Institute for Teaching Career Skills workshops
 Year Two
Research  Teaching Workshops
Research continues Develop & present course at partner school Research seminars & Journal clubs
Mentoring team meetings Seminars & workshops on pedagogy IRACDA Conference
Publication strategy developed Mentor an undergrad or PREP trainee Career counseling
Present at national research meeting   Career Skills workshops
Year Three
Research  Teaching Workshops
Research continues Develop & present course at partner school Research seminars & Journal clubs
Mentoring team meetings Seminars & workshops on pedagogy IRACDA Conference
Publication strategy reviewed Mentor an undergrad or PREP trainee Career counseling
Present at national research meeting   Career Skills workshops
Year Four
Research Teaching Workshops
Finish research & develop transition plan Seminars & workshops on pedagogy Research seminars & Journal clubs 
Mentoring team meetings Mentor an undergrad or PREP trainee IRACDA Conference
Prepare & rehearse job seminar   Career Skills workshops
Complete publications   Coaching for faculty application process
Present at national research meeting    
Assume Independent Faculty Position